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Khaled Abu Toameh
The new peace partners; Hams leader Khaleed Meshaal (L) and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas
 

Posted on: June 30th, 2014

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Hamas seems to have reached the conclusion that the reconciliation pact with Abbas will not do it any good.

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Hamas "civil servants" in the streets of Gaza.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2014

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The dispute over money between Hamas and Fatah shows that each group signed the reconciliation agreement for its own interests.

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Former PM Ehud Olmert enters Tel Aviv District Court prior to sentencing, May 13, 2014.
 

Posted on: May 20th, 2014

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

While they continue to hate Israel and seek its destruction, many Arabs admire the independence of Israel's judicial system.

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Palestinian boys stand behind mock jail bars during a rally calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails (but not from Palestinian Arab jails), in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on April 20, 2014.
 

Posted on: April 24th, 2014

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The Palestinian Authority has jailed more than 350 Arabs for "security" reasons in just 2014.

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Members of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [Daesh] in Gaza.
 

Posted on: February 17th, 2014

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Palestinians are worried that Daesh terrorists will perpetrate atrocities against those who oppose their ideology and activities.

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Jibril Rajoub, a member of the Fatah Central Committee and former commander of the Palestinian security forces.
 

Posted on: February 11th, 2014

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

While in English Abbas was touting peace, in Arabic his officials were supporting "armed resistance" against Israel.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Jordanian King Abdullah II in Amman, Jordan.
 

Posted on: February 7th, 2014

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Kerry will now have to find a way to calm King Abdullah and his constituents before Jordan slips into civil war.

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Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
 

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The Palestinians were unhappy with Kerry for being biased, now they are angry with Livni for daring to criticize Abbas.

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Fatah legislator and activist Jamal Abu al Rub (left), affectionately known to his colleagues as "Hitler," with PA President Mahmoud Abbas.
 

Posted on: December 25th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The widespread support for "Hitler" [Jamal Abu al Rub] reflects the state of dissatisfaction with Abbas and his top aides.

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Palestinian Authority policemen raiding Mohamed Al Sabawi's Ramallah office.
 

Posted on: December 9th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The arrest of a businessman is part of a campaign by the PA to intimidate and extort money.

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Palestinian journalists protesting in Ramallah against the arrest and assault of their colleagues by Palestinian security forces, Nov 14, 2013.
 

Posted on: November 24th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The PA doesn't want international donors to hear about its corruption and violations of freedom of the media.

Double Standards on Prisoners
 

Posted on: November 19th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

As far as the PA is concerned, the only "heroes" are prisoners held in Israel. Palestinians who are being tortured and killed in Arab prisons are not worth a mention.

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"We want the Americans to be involved in the peace process, but the U.S. should focus its pressure on the Israelis and not on us," insist senior Palestinian officials, warning that should they be required to make concessions, they'd launch an Intifada.
 

Posted on: November 10th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The last time the Americans tried to extract concessions from the Palestinians, within a few weeks the Palestinians launched the Second Intifada against Israel; Abbas has already threatened as much.

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (R) and ousted Fatah operative Mohamed Dahlan.
 

Posted on: November 3rd, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

A weak and divided Fatah could further boost Hamas's popularity among Palestinians.

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Posted on: October 27th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's gestures toward President Bashar Assad will only bring him closer to Iran, Hizbollah and radical Palestinian groups that oppose any peace with Israel.

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Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas chairs a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
 

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

There's no shortage of candidates for PA deputy president -- including Marwan Barghouti, jailed for five life sentences for his role in terror attacks.

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Posted on: October 18th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The overwhelming majority of Jerusalem's Arabs are still afraid of the radicals.

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Masked members of the Ezz Al-Din Al Qassam militia, the military wing of Hamas marching in Gaza City.
 

Posted on: September 30th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

If Hamas believes Egypt wants to topple their regime, they would never dare initiate war against the Egyptian army, but firing rockets at Israel is cheap and easy.

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A view of the Jordan valley, along the border between Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom. The Jordanian king is nervous about replacing the Israeli border guards with Palestinians.
 

Posted on: September 23rd, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The Jordanian monarch fears being accused of treason and collaboration with the "Zionist enemy."

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Egyptian soldiers on the border between Egypt and Gaza. The Egyptians are now in the process of creating a buffer zone between the Gaza Strip and Egypt after having razed several homes and leveled land along the border.
 

Posted on: September 16th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Hamas faces two options: initiate new confrontation with Israel, or to confront the Egyptian Aramy in the Sinai.

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